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General Coding Question (3 posts)

  1. santana61
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am mediating between disagreeing developers. One says:
    - Taking an existing WordPress theme and modifying it is okay

    The other says:
    - You're much better off creating a new custom theme. That way, future Worpress upgrades won't break it.

    Can anyone weigh in on this issue?

    Thanks!

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Third option: create a child theme.

  3. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You're much better off creating a new custom theme. That way, future Worpress upgrades won't break it.

    This is incorrect. Changes in WordPress core can still make a custom theme incompatible. What it will protect you from is automatic upgrades which may wipe out your custom changes.

    Which is why esmi's suggestion of a child theme is the best. You get upgrades from the parent theme without losing your own custom changes.

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